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June 18, 2013 -- Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) rightly warns about the demise of the GOP if his party does not help pass reasonable immigration reform.
He argues that if the party fails, “it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016. We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community in my view is pass comprehensive immigration reform.”
June 12, 2013 – Republican Party self-destruction is on display in Virginia as the E.W. Jackson, the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, is looking foolish for his assertion in a 2008 book that biological evolution is disproven because chimpanzees can’t talk:
Apple Inc. is under attack by politicians for “avoiding” paying $44 billion in American corporate taxes.
North Carolina Republicans wouldn't recognize free enterprise even if it ran them over—say, with an electric car!
The Internal Revenue Service has targeted “Tea Party,” conservative-leaning, and even Jewish non-profits for special harassment. There is even an indication that the IRS might have targeted reporters perceived as hostile to President Obama.
Why are we surprised? This is the essence of the philosophy and politics of statist elites that are at war with the essence of America.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library is ready to open and the former president is giving interviews doubling down on the mantra that guided his administration: compassionate conservatism.
So it is time to decisively and deeply bury the decayed remnant of the Bush years in an impenetrable political tomb with a stake through its heart.
April 4, 2013 -- Former Arkansas governor and presidential contender Mike Huckabee threatens that if Republicans embrace same-sex marriage and ignore the religious right agenda, he will lead evangelicals and social conservatives out of the GOP and form a third party.
President Barack Obama’s inauguration for his second term was held on Martin Luther King’s birthday with Obama’s hand on King’s and President Lincoln’s Bibles. The event was tinged with grim irony.
Has the U.S. Presidency effectively become an elective monarchy in the modern era as the Presidential powers have expanded far beyond the scope envisioned by the Constitution's framers?
In this two-part talk law professor and author David N. Mayer shows how far we have departed from the Founders' vision of a constitutionally-limited presidency, perhaps realizing during the 20th century Thomas Jefferson's fear that the Chief Executive would become essentially an "elective monarch," with unbounded powers.